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Patient Education Event in Houston, Texas

Join the Kidney Cancer Association and UT MD Anderson Cancer Center for an in-person education event to learn more about kidney cancer!

Program-At-A-Glance

*All times local to Houston, TX

10:00am-10:30amRegistration, patient networking, and light breakfast
10:30am-10:40amWelcomeMatthew Campbell, MD

KCA staff
10:40am-11:10amKidney Cancer 101Matthew Campbell, MD
11:10am-11:30amSmall Kidney MassesSurena Matin, MD
11:30am-11:50amSurgical Considerations for Kidney CancerSurena Matin, MD
11:50am-12:10pmInterventional Radiology for Kidney CancerRahul Sheth, MD
12:10pm-12:30pmRadiation Oncology for Kidney CancerChad Tang, MD
12:30pm-12:45pmPanel Q&ADr. Campbell
Dr. Matin
Dr. Sheth
Dr. Tang
12:45pm-1:15pmLunch/Networking
1:15pm-1:40pmManaging Treatment Side Effects and Kidney Cancer SurvivorshipZita Lim, PA-C
1:40pm-2:00pmImmunotherapy for Kidney CancerNizar Tannir, MD
2:00pm-2:20pmRare Kidney Cancers and What Patients Should KnowPavlos Msaouel, MD, PhD
2:20pm-2:35pmPanel Q&AMs. Lim
Dr. Tannir
Dr. Msaouel
2:35pm-2:50pmBreak
2:50pm-3:05pmMy Kidney Cancer Story #1Mike McGee
3:05pm-3:30pmIntegrative Approaches: What Helps Me Fight and Prevent Cancer?Meroë Morse, MD
3:30pm-3:45pmMy Kidney Cancer Story #2Katie Coleman
3:45pm-4:10pmHow Does Diet Impact Cancer Therapy?Carrie Daniel-MacDougall, PhD, MPH
4:10pm-4:25pmMy Kidney Cancer Story #3Bill Hoffman
4:25pm-4:30pmClosingDr. Campbell
Can I bring my caregiver or family member with me?

Yes! When registering, you may also register for an additional two (2) guests to accompany you. So that we can ensure enough space and food, please be sure to register everyone who plans to attend.

I’m not a patient at MD Anderson, but I live in the Houston area. Can I still attend?

Yes! This event is open to anyone affected by kidney cancer.

Is there a virtual option?

Unfortunately, we will not be airing this event live in a virtual format. However, the event will be recorded and made available online in the weeks following the event on the KCA’s YouTube channel.

Will meals be provided?

Yes, a light breakfast, lunch, snacks, and beverages will be provided throughout the day. We will not be able to accommodate food sensitivities, so please plan accordingly and bring your own food/drinks if needed.

Where can I park?

The best self-parking option will be in the Mays Clinic Garage, Entrance #5 on Bertner Ave-you will receive a parking voucher before leaving the meeting to use when exiting this parking garage that will reduce your parking fee to $0.

Valet parking available at Mays Clinic JV Johnson Ave. Entrance #7 for $20 (no voucher available for this option).

Once I’ve arrived at MD Anderson for the meeting, where do I go?

Upon exiting the Mays Clinic Garage (Entrance #5): take elevators S or R to the 2nd floor information desk. At the desk, ask the MD Anderson Ambassadors wearing red vests for your MD Anderson temporary security badge. Once you’ve obtained your security badge, ask the Ambassadors to direct you to the Dan L. Duncan Cancer Prevention Building, 8th floor using elevator Q (near Cool Beans Coffee Shop). If you get lost along the way, look for directional signs or KCA staff wearing orange name badges!

Download MD Anderson’s directions app to learn how to get around campus using your phone!

What are the current COVID protocols in place at MD Anderson?

Masks are required only in patient waiting areas and surgical areas. Masks are optional in other areas of campus, including the meeting space. Masks will be provided to individuals when arriving at check-in; it’s up to each individual if they would like to wear one during the event.

What if I have other questions?

Please email [email protected].

This event is supported in part by the Joel Stern Endowment for Patient Resources


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